Matthew Scully served from January 2001 until June 2002 as special assistant and senior speechwriter to President George W. Bush. He worked in the president's 2000 campaign and has also written for vice presidents Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney, and for the late Pennsylvania governor Robert P. Casey. A former literary editor for the National Review, he has been published in various periodicals including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy. He lives with his wife, Emmanuelle, in northern Virginia.